- 4 years ago
So, same story as usual. We are in our mid twenties. We both have decent jobs and are basically set up. From the moment we started planning this wedding, I had absolutely zero intention of registering or anything. We are having a pretty small wedding (about 60 people) and I just did not see a point in registering. I honestly believe the greatest gift is that our close friends and family are making every effort to be there on our special day. I absolutely positively do not care about receiving gifts of any kind.
M work (I work in elementary school) is a very tight nit family like atmosphere and has made it very clear that they plan to throw a bridal shower. I am not inviting any of these woman to my actual wedding. Our vision for our wedding was close friends and family and with so small a wedding. registering didnt seem like a need. However, I am being pressured by co-workers and family to register for things.
We have invested in nice things already and I can’t even think of upgrades we need. The only upgrades I have found we could use are fairly expensive upgrades (like $300 +). I mean those are the things we could actually use.
People keep telling us “ohhh you can never have too many towels and sheets etc etc) Yes, yes you can. I hate clutter. I am the type of person who throws out things if they havent been used in over 6 monthes..
I truly don’t even care about receiving a money-gift. The gifts mean so little to me. I really just want people to share our moment with us. However, a registry of some sort seems inevitable as people want to share this moment with us by showering us with gifts. I love gift-giving myself, so I kind of understand this.
My question to you all is what items are you happy you registered for? What things did you recieve that you didnt think you needed but loved anyway? I need ideas.